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10:55 PM ET, May 28, 2007

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San Francisco Chronicle:
Getting in the game at Microsoft  —  Robbie Bach's job is to make software giant's entertainment division profitable  —  For all the challenges Microsoft Corp. faces as it moves into the future, the Redmond, Wash., software giant remains a formidable money machine.
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Kostas Tzounopoulos / Zune-Online.com:
Bach: More than 1 Million Zune players sold
Vince Veneziani / CrunchGear:   One Million Zunes (Somehow) Sold
Brier Dudley / Seattle Times:
Leading the charge on iPhone  —  Brace yourself for another tsunami of hype.  —  May's craze was "American Idol."  June's will be the Apple iPhone, which is going on sale in a few weeks.  As with "Idol," the iPhone show has lots of Seattle connections.  —  The season begins Wednesday …
Discussion: Engadget, Gizmodo and MacUser
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Brier Dudley / Brier Dudley's blog:
More iPhone conversation with AT&T's Lurie
Ivan Pope / Vecosys:
Working with Facebook f8: you are not in control of your access  —  Facebook launched their Developer API last week to a lot of acclaim.  Several commentators jumped in with the hyperbole, claiming that this platform, with its 20 million, and growing, users, would be a fine space in which to build a business.
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Marc Canter / Marc's Voice:
Facebook's platform - or "what I did for my summer vacation"  —  I'm about to take my family to Europe for the summer.  We'll start off in Amsterdam at 'the Next Web' conference and eventually end up in Trieste, using it as a base for European activity this summer.  I'll even jump over to India for Gaurav's wedding.
Discussion: Digital Markets
Bob Tedeschi / New York Times:
E-Commerce Report: Millions of Addresses and Thousands of Sites, All Leading to One  —  THINK you have a good handle on the Internet economy?  Try this one.  —  What Internet business has raised $120 million in financing in the last year, owns 725,000 Web sites, and has as its chief executive …
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Dare Obasanjo aka Carnage4Life:   Doing Evil to the Internet: Google and Yahoo! Promote Domain Squatting
Steve Lohr / New York Times:
Google Deal Said to Bring U.S. Scrutiny  —  The Federal Trade Commission has opened a preliminary antitrust investigation into Google's planned $3.1 billion purchase of the online advertising company DoubleClick, an industry executive briefed on the agency's plans said yesterday.
Discussion: WebMetricsGuru
PC World:
Computer Glitch Tangles Japanese Flights  —  Hundreds of All Nippon Airways flights were cancelled or delayed Sunday because of computer error.  —  Hundreds of domestic flights in Japan were cancelled or delayed on Sunday as a result of a glitch in the computer system of All Nippon Airways Co. Ltd.
Muhammad Saleem / Pronet Advertising:
The Difference Between Marketing, PR, Advertising, and Branding  —  Ads of the World is an online archive of the best and most interesting advertisements from across the world.  Today I came across an advertisement on their site that uses four simple pictures to explain to you the difference …
Discussion: Web Strategy and MYBLOG by Ouriel
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Meet WeFi  —  First Fon, then Whisher and now WeFi - the start-ups focused on sharing of Wi-Fi connections keep on coming.  Of course, each one has their own twist.  FON does this through their own hardware (or by partnering with carriers), Whisher is a software only play.
Allison Randal / O'Reilly Radar:
Beyond the Browser  —  At OSBC last week I gave a Radar talk on current technology trends.  The trend of moving traditional desktop applications to massively networked, Web 2.0 online applications like Google Docs is well-known.  The problem is, a web browser is a terribly limited platform …
Discussion: Libervis.com
Om Malik / GigaOM:
In Africa, Money not necessary for mobile banking  —  Necessity, they say is the mother of invention.  It couldn't be more true in case of Africa, where pre-paid airtime is fast becoming the 'virtual' currency for Pan-African trade, overcoming conventional currency exchange and lack of banking infrastructure.
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Attention Ticker Particls Enters Public Beta  —  Attention management ticker Particls from Faraday Media moves from private testing to a full public beta launch today.  —  Particls is an alerts platform that conveys attention data.  Particls evaluates incoming information and ranks it based on "Personal Relevance".
Alan Reiter / Reiter's Camera Phone Report:
Nokia N95 + PhotoShow: Vietnam Veterans Memorial 2007 tribute  —  Three times during the week I went to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. to take photos (see above) with the five megapixel Nokia N95 that I received courtesy of Nokia as part of the Nokia Bloggers program.
Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped:
New: Google Image Search Categories  —  Last week a Google engineer told us "The next big thing for image search would be the ability to search based on visual concepts, such as a picture of a house on a mountain with a river in front of it."  And now, Google Images allows you to restrict …
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Germany adopts "anti-hacker" law; critics say it breeds insecurity  —  Germany has just passed a new law that adds more "anti-hacker" provisions to the German criminal code.  Although the new rules are meant to apply narrowly to hacking, critics are already complaining that they may prevent necessary security and network research.
Discussion: Neowin.net
Emre Sokullu / Read/WriteWeb:
2007 Semantic Technology Conference - Showcased Big Internet Potential  —  The Semantic Conference was held last week in San Jose.  I went along to check it out.  In the keynotes, Oracle's Robert Shimp noted that the attendance has never been so great and remarked that this as a clear proof …
 
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Conrad Quilty-Harper / Engadget:
ModBook gets free upgrades for pre-orderers, to ship soon
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Coming Soon: Better syncing for Mac & Nokia N Series
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
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Steve O'Hear / last100:
Will ISPs spoil the online video party?
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Radio Daddy Tells Podcasters to F off
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Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Hands-on with Google's new calendar interface for mobile phones
Discussion: Gizmodo
Dj Flush / Sizlopedia.Com:
Top 20 Temporary and Disposable Email Services
Discussion: Download Squad
John Timmer / Ars Technica:
NSF picks ARPANET creator to build new experimental network
Miguel Helft / New York Times:
In Fierce Competition, Google Finds Novel Ways to Feed Hiring Machine
Jeff Leeds / New York Times:
PLUNGE IN CD SALES SHAKES UP BIG LABELS
Discussion: p2pnet
Jon Newton / p2pnet:
p2pnet talks to AllofMP3.com
Discussion: Pito's Blog
Steven Chang / GeekNUZ:
Apple iPhone In The Wild!
Discussion: Engadget
Chris Ziegler / Engadget Mobile:
"Major announcement" from HTC on June 5
 

 
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